Political Science: Civic Leadership, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, Civic Leadership Concentration


department page:

department website: https://www.pol.illinois.edu

department faculty: Political Science Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: pol@illinois.edu


The Civic Leadership concentration aims to provide students interested in careers in public life with an informed appreciation for American democracy, the values and structures on which it is based, and the challenges and opportunities it faces in the 21st century.

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, Civic Leadership Concentration


 

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 70 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


PS 100Intro to Political Science3
Select 6 hours from any additional 100- or 200-level Political Science courses6
Select 6 hours from any 300- or 400-level Political Science courses 16
Students will select a second major, or a minor, or a set of courses of at least 12 hours of thematically-related coursework outside political science, developed in conjunction with an academic advisor.12
Total Hours27

Civic Leadership Concentration Requirements

PS 101Intro to US Gov & Pol3
Select one course from the following:1-3
Washington Experience
Topics in Civic Leadership
Select one course from the following:3
Intro Internship Seminar
Internship
Select nine hours of 300- or 400-level courses from the following:9
US Racial & Ethnic Politics
Intro to Public Policy
Intro to Political Theory
Special Topics (as appropriate)
African American Politics
Latina/Latino Politics
Asian American Politics
Principles of Public Policy
Law and Public Policy
Classical Political Theory
Modern Political Theory
Democratic Theory
Future Politics
American Political Theory
PS 378
Junior Honors Seminar (as appropriate)
To reach 33 hours of Political Science coursework, select up to two additional hours of any Political Science course at any level.0-2
Total Hours18